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War Pensions (British Legion Resolution)

Volume 529: debated on Monday 21 June 1954

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he has considered a copy of the resolution passed by the British Legion in Newport indicating their growing dissatisfaction at the basic rate of pensions remaining at 55s. in spite of the increase in cost of living during the last few years, particularly amongst the poorest members of the community; and what action he proposes to take.

My right hon. Friend has received and taken note of a resolution from the Monmouthshire County Committee of the British Legion concerning the basic rate of war pensions. On this subject, I am afraid that I cannot usefully add to what I said in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for Sedge-field (Mr. Slater) on 17th May last.